I descend from this Nolen (present-day spelling) in the following way...Pierce Noland, b.1655 Ireland, came to Maryland, died 1715 Stafford Co., VA., father of:
Stephen Noland I, b. 1675 MD., d. before 1733 Cecil Co., MD., marr. Mary (O'Bryan) Connell, widow of Dennis, and daughter of Matthias and Eleanor O'Bryan. Father of:
Stephen Noland II, b.1714 Charles County, MD., d. 1781 in Craven Co. (now Fairfield Co.), South Carolina, marr.Susannah Smallwood, daughter of Ledstone Smallwood and Elizabeth Garland.Father of:
Stephen Noland III, b. 1753 Frederick Co., VA., d. 1846 Chambers Co., AL., marr. Mary Smythe. Father of:
James Nolen, b. 1778 Camden District, Fairfield Co., SC., d. June 28, 1864 near Stroud, in Chambers Co., AL., marr. Barbara Addison, b. 1780 SC, d. 28 June 1864 (husband and wife died same time), daughter of Christopher and Agnes Addison. AND Granddaughter of Thomas Addison. Father of:
William Nolen who married Katie Waldrep. Father of:
John Wesley Nolen who marriede Emily Caroline Stephens. Father of:
Ameritta Victoria Nolen who married John Marcus Clarke Smith IV.They were my grandparents.